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May 29, 2016 Comments Off on Social Elearning Networks

Globalization has contributed to make a universal interest, being the winning horse in supply as demand both English language learning. Either by trade, migration for employment or personal issues as well as international tourism, the need to communicate with people from other countries and languages has contributed to the rise in the demand for language studies. In United States, it is estimated that this market represents around 50 billion dollars. But, what is the best method for learning in an effective and entertaining way? Taking into account that the language is necessary to communicate, I think that the collective learning is a good idea, says Robert, freelance journalist. Patricia, specialist in management of cultural events, says that learning a language in a collective way, and any type of training in general, promotes the acquisition of knowledge more quickly. More beyond targeting an English course or hire a tutor, it is learning from jointly with other students, a known and named by researchers as a social elearning methodology.

This offer is gaining particular interest with the improvement of information technologies, which allow you to connect to users from multiple countries but with a same need, through social networks. Well on an informal basis meeting people from the other side of the world thanks to Facebook or even vertical networks like Match, either entering into free communities as Englishtown, where the objective is to take English classes with native teachers along with contact with other students. Forums, chats, joint lessons and resolution of doubts on computer are some of the methods that can today be found in the virtual training and joined in the traditional teaching methodology. I have done several courses online sharing my experience in other fields with users who just I know, but as everyone wanted to learn, we esforzabamos for best results, says Patricia. For Robert, virtual training gives you the possibility of organizing with more flexibility: you have the option to do so when they do well, learn what interests you because you’re, who finds and solves your needs along with other users and doubts, and I also believe that it is a cheaper way and that lets you sometimes have at your disposal not only your tutor or lecturer, but a community that is always ready to give you a cable. Virtual social learning is a reality that is increasing in recent years. As well as higher education and University online thrives on the evolution of universities such as the UNED and the UOC, also joined this trend important business schools who want to make their traditional offer through network extensible.

According to the Ministry of education, 1.4 million people enrolled in 2009 in a university course of first or second degree, 192.571 students opted for virtual training, 10,500 people more than in 2005. Also it is interesting to observe the the percentage of foreign students who signed up to face the instructor-led online courses. While we speak of 2,1% in the latter, we note that the percentage in the first case is greater, rising to 4.7%. Put to the test the collective intelligence, as it is the case of Quora, social network that has taken center stage in recent weeks, is another example of social learning. The potential of learning on the net value grows day by day, thanks to the evolution of technology and of existing platforms, the demand of users and also need to find new trends within the market of training that has broken borders, since education is no longer between four walls.

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